General Motors suppliers Android Industries and its sister company, Avancez, announced major expansions coming to its Indiana manufacturing facilities. To better support GM’s growing operations in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the two companies plan to invest $15 million to increase its capacity and existing factories.
Additionally, the sizable investment will see Avancez build a second facility built to further increase the number of headliners, radiator modules, consoles and other components it builds for GM. In total, both companies expect to add around 313 new jobs with the investment.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, builds some of GM’s most important vehicles: trucks. It’s responsible for assembling both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models and their Heavy Duty counterparts. GM previously announced it would move its truck axle production from Mexico to the United States in a $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing.
To seal the deal, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation provided both suppliers up to $2 million in conditional tax credits. Work on the new operational facilities and their expansions will begin this October and is expected to be completed in July of 2018.